All the talk over the past few months about the Green Bay Packers slapping the franchise tag on tight end Jermichael Finley came to an end today when it was announced that the Packers and Finley agreed to a two-year deal that will pay the talented, but underachieving player millions.
Finley confirmed the agreement through a tweet, “It’s TRUE! Thank you so much to the Packers organization, all of my fans, and my beautiful wife. Happy Bday. Let’s GO Packers!! Back soon…”
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Finley will receive $5.75 million in 2012 and $8.25 million in 2013.
Though he was criticized throughout the season for his seeming inconsistency, team brass, and especially its head coach Mike McCarthy, are still extremely high on the 24-year-old who has what many feel is and incredible upside.